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FireWire for camcorder mini dv

I need to transfer videos from my camcorder to a PC.
I'm using these elements: http://www.fixya.com/uploads/images/03022D6.JPG
My camcorder is Canon zr 500 (using DV)

I Connect the right cable to firewire port, open the camera, My PC indicates the driver [IEEE 1394 BUS HOST CONTROLLERS] is properly installed, but Windows Movie Maker doesn't open up - I open WMM manually but cannot see the camcorder viedos.


Any help please ?
Thanks

Posted by bbbsot on

  • bbbsot Aug 21, 2009

    Thanks guys,

    I've changed the SAME cable to a new one and it work just fine.

    No need to answer.

    Thanks


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Go to this link. Click on "Frequently Asked Questions" and then click on the appropriate link (#4). Basically, once the firewire cable is connected, make sure that the camcorder is in the playback mode, is turned on, and you see "DV IN" on the LCD. If all that is happening, your computer/software should be able to "see" the camcorder and download the video.

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